It’s that time of year again. When friends and family gather near. You share a nice meal together. Maybe sing a few carols. Enjoy a piece (or three) of pie. Get cozy by the fire, before settling in to a cutthroat, bitter battle to the end, winner takes all game of Christmas tree trivia!
No? Not exactly your idea of a Rockwellian Christmas? Well, maybe after this lightning round of trivia from our super rush delivery team, you’ll be in the spirit to sleigh some Christmas Tree trivia!
- Evergreen trees have been a part of our celebration of winter for centuries, by both Pagans and Christians.
- We aren’t sure who had the first decorated tree, but the honor goes to either Latvia or Germany.
- Some suggest that the German Protestant reformer, Martin Luther, was the first to decorate the evergreen with candles during the holiday season.
- Trees used to be decorated with edibles, like sweets, fruits, and nuts.
- Christmas trees are grown in every state.
- There are over 20,000 tree farms in America.
- Oregon produces the most Christmas trees.
- Thomas Edison (the inventor of the lightbulb), had an assistant named Edward Johnson who created the idea for electric lights for the Christmas tree in 1882. By 1890, tree lights were being mass produced.
- The Rockefeller Christmas tree started in 1933.
- The tallest Rockefeller Tree was a 100 foot tall spruce from Connecticut.
- Since 1947, Norway gifts a Christmas tree to Britain, as a “thank you” for Britain’s assistance during WWII.
- Franklin Pierce was the first president to put up a Christmas tree in the White House in 1856.
- In the early 1900s, Teddy Roosevelt banned the Christmas tree from the White House, citing environmental reasons.
- Since 1966, the National Christmas Tree Association has gifted the White House a tree for their Blue Room display.
- This year’s “People’s Tree” located at the Capital is an 82 foot tall Noble Fir from Oregon.
- Christmas trees can take up to 15 years before they’re fit for chopping.
- Approximately 30-35 million live trees are cut each year for Christmas.
- For every one tree harvested, 1-3 new seedlings are planted.
- 73 million new trees will be planted this year to provide for Christmases to come.
- An acre of Christmas trees provides enough oxygen for 18 people each day.
- In the first week that it’s in your home, a tree will need as much as a quart of water per day.
- Right here in Dallas, we host the tallest indoor holiday tree at the Galleria Dallas.
- It has 450,000 LED lights an 10,000 ornaments.
- This holiday tree weighs five tons.
Yes, it’s always nice to win. Our super rush delivery team can attest to that. We’ve been “winning” at making your super rush deliveries throughout DFW, oftentimes in 45 minutes or less, for over three decades now. And, while we do love a rousing game of Christmas tree trivia, especially when we know all the answers, we also understand that winning isn’t everything when it comes to the true meaning of Christmas.
This holiday season, let our Eagle Express couriers handle your super rush deliveries so you can get back to sharing the joy of the season with your loved ones. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, weekends holidays and even Christmas Day. We’re here to handle your tough T&L processes so you don’t have to.